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Personal Details

Name: (max 100 chars)
Email address: (max 100 chars)
Email again: (max 100 chars)
Brief employment history: (max 5000 chars)
Why are you interested in doing this work? (max 500 chars)
Have you applied to us previously and failed? Yes No

Further questions

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1.1 - Are you available 20+ hours a week to transcribe?
yes no
1.2 - Do you have a digital foot pedal?
yes no
1.3 - Do you have at least six months' transcription experience?
yes no

Correct/incorrect statements

Please state whether you consider the following to be correct or incorrect. Please be sure to take punctuation into account.

2.1 - She held the reins in her hand.
correct incorrect
2.2 - Its their way of making things were the right away.
correct incorrect
2.3 - In principle I think your decision was right.
correct incorrect
2.4 - The house is by the see.
correct incorrect
2.5 - I hope the weather is fine.
correct incorrect
2.6 - He was a medieval night.
correct incorrect
2.7 - On the hole, I enjoyed the time off.
correct incorrect
2.8 - The book is due back at the library in two weeks.
correct incorrect
2.9 - After standing for an hour in the heat, he feinted.
correct incorrect
2.10 - It was like pulling muscles from their shells.
correct incorrect
2.11 - He did, however, go to the bank teller and speak to her.
correct incorrect
2.12 - It was a good thing right?
correct incorrect
2.13 - Yes I am new at this.
correct incorrect
2.14 - Okay, and how did you make out at the supper last night.
correct incorrect

Multiple choice questions

For the questions below, please select the best response from the choices available. You must use Canadian spelling, not US spelling.

3.1 - After three hours of fruitless discussion, the diplomats decided to _____ negotiations.
close off break off end off cut off
3.2 - It is not that hard _________ to do the right thing.
per say per se par se per saye
3.3 - Yesterday it was __________ time to go to the doctor.
they're their there thier
3.4 - Floating ________ are used to help boats navigate.
buoys boys bouys booys
3.5 - Could you _______ the film for a minute?
paws pause pauze any of the above
3.6 - It was a _______ canister that he saw.
red rimmed red rimed red-rimmed red rimme'd
3.7 - It is an ______ to kill someone.
ofence offense off fence offence
3.8 - The street Burnhamthorpe is located in the City of ___________.
Oakville Mississauga Brampton None of the above.
3.9 - Mississauga is in the Regional Municipality of ___________.
Halton Peel Hamilton-Wentworth Haldimand-Norfolk.

Text questions

Please give an appropriate response to the questions below.

4.1 - What personal qualities do you think a good transcriptionist possesses? Please answer in at least 100 words.

4.2 - What type of transcription experience do you have and what kind of projects have you done in the past?

4.3 - Are you amenable to being trained for a specific format of transcription work?


Please download and transcribe the recording at the link below (on most browsers you should right-click and then select "Download" or "Save Target As").

You can transcribe the recording in Microsoft Word using free software such as The FTW Transcriber, available at

Please transcribe the recording word for word, and take care to use correct punctuation. When you have finished, paste the text into the box below.

5.1 - Please download the test audio file from here.

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